In November 2007 the band featuring Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) will tour the U.K. with support from Lamb of God and Iced Earth. At the end of this week Tickets for the dates are expected to go on sale.
Heaven and Hell's March 30th performance at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City will be filmed/ recorded for the group's upcoming live CD/DVD, tentatively due this autumn. No opening acts are planned to appear at the New York City show, which is expected to feature an extended set from Heaven and Hell.
Several full-length video clips of Heaven and Hell performing on March 13th, 2007 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have been posted online at YouTube.com. Check them out at this location.
Heaven and Hell will wrap its Canadian tour with â€˜Megadethâ€™ and â€˜Downâ€™ on March 28th in Ottawa. There will be a U.S. trek with support from â€˜Megadethâ€™ and â€˜Machine Headâ€™ which will launch April 22nd in Phoenix, Arizona.
Lamb of God was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, which was held February 11th at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
Lamb of God's latest album, "Sacrament", has sold 197,000 copies in the United States since its August 21st 2006 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD was produced by Machine (Clutch, King Crimson, Pitcher, Eighteen Visions, and Every Time I Die).
Iced Earth will release a new single, "Overture of the Wicked", in May or early June. A video for the track "Ten Thousand Strong" will be filmed a video during the coming months, most probably in June right around the band's appearance at the Sweden Rock festival.
Iced Earth guitarist/ main man Jon Schaffer is currently working on a two-part concept album based on the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" story that first appeared on Iced Earth's 1998 album of the same name. "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)" will be released in late August/early September period, to be followed by "Revelation Abomination Something Wicked (Part 2)" in February or March 2008.